After a smooth 14 year run with my previous front load Bosch washer, I chose to stick with the brand. At first I wasn't too thrilled about learning all the button options, but now I LOVE it. 15 or 30 min cycles for only slightly soiled clothes, extremely gentle cycles for delicate's and a good choice of options for anything else. Reduce spin feature is also a winner for delicate fabrics. Took a little time to transition from a very basic original Bosch front loader, but the options are a fantastic improvement.
Great little washer for singles or couples!
I bought this 7kg Bosch washing machine from Appliances Online when I moved into a new house about a month ago and am very happy with it so far.
I've only used the quick 15 minute and 30 minute cycles, but they work so well I haven't bothered to try out any of the longer wash programs. It washes clothes, towels and sheets perfectly and the 1200 spin cycle gets almost all the water out for faster drying time.
The only thing to be mindful of is that if you're washing a set of queen or king size bed linen, you probably can't fit all of the sheets, pillow cases and doona cover in at the same time. I overpacked mine one day and came back in afterwards to find water and soap suds everywhere. Oops!
I would definitely recommend this washing machine for singles, couples or people who are happy to do several, more frequent, smaller loads rather than a huge load of washing once a week.
Upgrade from twin tub
i have only had this machine a short while. Have not encounted any problems so far.Easy to install.Quiet operation.No noticable vibration when going through spin mode. Washing as clean as I used to get with twin tub. being able to add that forgotten item is a good feature. Have no hesitation in giving this frontloader a top rating.
Awesome Washing Machine
This washing machine has been the best washing machine I've used so far, it is able to soak your clothes and is also very economical. It is gentle on all our clothes and is quieter than my previous washing machine, it is very convenient to pre soak and then use that detergent to finish the wash off.
Mostly good, but sometimes too powerful.
Bought this washing machine when I got married mid 2017, unfortunately we aren't allowed to mount it to the wall where we're living, so it's been sitting on the ground in the laundry. The only problem is, the machine is so powerful that sometimes the whole thing shakes so violently that the machine literally moves itself to the other side of the laundry while a load is on. We have to turn the RPM's down to the lowest setting every cycle or the machine will just go crazy. It's likely some kind of imbalance in the legs but it's just annoying more than anything else and not something I would expect from a new machine, especially Bosch.
Other than that, it's a fairly good machine, it gets the job done, has plenty of settings for different washes, and is really really easy to use (that's probably its best feature).
We love this washing machine!
We're really glad we purchased this washing machine! Lots of different settings and options.
Easy to adjust time or spin setting etc. Clothes are clean and well rinsed out, even on the quick setting.
Our only (minor!) complaint is that it beeps at you, quite frequently, when it's finished your load.
Nice washer! Must have
This clean really well with no lint and the clothes come out fresh. It is gentle on clothes and my favourite feature is the rinse setting, which I use for clothes that just needs to be freshened up. I wouldnt say it is quiet but it is not noisy compared to my previous top loader. Overall a good product!
You cannot go wrong with this quality washing machine
I bought this washing machine a month ago and really enjoyed it. I did a lot of research before I jumped on this model and it turned out to be a good purchase, in my opinion. . Unlike LG washing machines which got reported many times for the water hammer issue, this washing machine is running very quiet and it features a 15 mins quick wash as well. I hope it can last long.
Clean clothes every time
Rinse very good nearly dry clothes never wear out . My favourite features are the quick wash programs whites stay white removes stains no problems colors always stay colorful heavy clothes wash beautifully my husband's work clothes look great as he as to wear orange and yellow shirts for safety .
This is the new small Bosch washer and it's my first front loader. It works fine on cold wash and boasts minimal water and electricity usage; but the clothes are left harsh as the detergent is not rinsed adequately. Maybe I was spoiled with my previous high water usage machine. Maybe all front loaders have this limitation. Anything less than 1200 rpm on the spin speed makes things considerably worse. Having called Bosch service, I was advised to use a front-loader only washing powder. This sounds good but a trip to Woolies showed that all brands were combination front and top loaders! They also all use 1 scoop of detergent whether it's a large inefficient top loader or a small efficient front loader!!! Common sense is to decrease the amount of detergent. I now using Aldi Trimat with just one quarter of the recommended dose. I would have rated this machine 4 stars except for the poor after sales help.
Good washing machine
Its a ery good one. Initially i had difficulties working out the detergent and softener level and it looked like the clothes were being washed without any of them. Until i called the bosh service and they did explain that there is a level to be set. And now its very good.
love this washing machine
my old LG washing machine lasted for about 12 years, then one day decided to give up, start to leak.
instead of get it fix probably would cost close to the new one.
so start to search for a good price with a good product.
found this, have many good wash features. decided to order online with Applicances Online.
this machine is great, nice and quiet, couldn't ask for more, hopefully it last longer.
Help on timing of settings
I Had this machine installed yesterday after replacing my LG but I am having trouble with locating the actual timing of the washes? it gives the temperature only? I only ever wash with cold and usually on a 30 minute cycle. Seems to be a lovely machine but need help please.
Second Bosch FL Machine
Have this new machine about 2 weeks now, which has been a replacement for a Bosch Maxx Clasic. Pondered a few other machines but ended opting for a very similar more modern version of what we had, mainly due to the 15min cycle and better power consumption of the rivals we looked at.
Washing performance is slightly better than the old machine with better agitator paddles inside the drum. The 15min function though is tricky now because the default spin speed in not set at max rpm of 1200, so you need to adjust this when you set the wash up.
The cycles, so far, all seem to be gentle on the clothes. It is quieter than old the model and seems to better balanced as it took little time to level up correctly. So far no signs of it walking around the floor!!
Our old machine died after about 10 years due to a failure of the spider arms (holds the drum in place, off the motor). This seems to be a common issue when you do your research, as the detergents 'eat' away at the alloy arms over time and eventually fail. Given we are a sports mad family of 4, I concede we have done well out of this machine as it would been used for a minimum of 1 wash a day over it's life cycle.
However I note on the new machine there is a function to 'drum clean' cycle, that heats the water to 90 degrees. I would assume that this function has been Engineered in, primarily, to minimise the risk of spider arm failure, which can be an expensive repair or write off.
One negative feature is that entry part of the front door sealing rubber tapers towards the door. The effect of this is that water will pool in this area, slightly more than a couple of egg cups full and will end up on the floor, when you empty the machine. Not a biggy but a 'head scratcher', on an otherwise, well built and designed machine, that is well worth the investment.
Sorry it's not 5 stars but an honest 4.
Fantastic washing machine
Bought this a couple of months ago from the good guys. Fantastic washing machine, use it almost everyday. As with all front loader, it takes a while to finish a cycle, but with its quick function you can have a cycle done in less than an hour. It uses very little water too. The capacity of the 7kg model is probably the equal to 5kg (or even less) of the top loader.
Fairly decent washer. It's handy to be able to add an item during some parts of the wash cycle. The functions and wash times are typical of most washers though.
Cotton(cold or 40) takes 56mins but for only a 4kg max load. 2hrs30mins at 7kgs if not on speedperfect
Easy-Care and Mix function max loads are only 3.5kgs with speedperfect on or off and will take roughly an hour.
Hand wash and Delicates functions will only take 2kgs and will finish in around 40mins.
Dark Wash can load 3kgs and takes 1hr:30mins with speed perfect on or off
Kids Wash can load to 4kgs and will take 1 hour. Loads to 7kgs and will take 3hours51mins with speedperfect off
Skin sensitive can load to 4kgs and will take 2 hours. Loads to 7kgs and will take 2hours38mins with speedperfect off
The 15min setting will load up to 2kgs and the 30min setting will load to 3.5kgs
You can find cheaper brands today that will wash a 7kg load in 1 hour.
I bought this hoping that it will last 10 years so time will tell. My old Whirlpool was cheaper and does the same in performance and functionality but only lasted 6 years.
Not very happy
I bought this machine recently to replace my 5 year old Samsung front loader that died. I was recommended this machine by a sales person, due to the direct drive motor that should last longer.
Good range of wash programs
Clothes simply do not come out as clean as my old machine. The washer does not seem to fill with enough water to wash the clothes properly.
Wash temperatures are set within the particular program. No control over this.
Overall I think my old machine produced a much better wash than this machine. I wish I hadn't bought it. I only used the daily wash on my old machine (54 minutes long) and had excellent results. I have a messy toddler and I find his clothes just do not come out clean in the Bosch.
Very happy with this purchase
Cleans well, I have a good selection of laundry programme, the spinning cycle is effective.
Might be a bit pound when it is on the spin cycle but I think this is normal
Water and energy rating are pretty good
I paid $598 for this machine and I hope it will be as reliable as my first BOSH washing machine
Efficient & Quiet Machine
I have been using this for 2 months now. Does a good job on getting clothes, towels, dish cloths etc clean. Noticed once that there were a couple of tears in a T-shirt possibly to do with overloading the machine?
The machine is much quieter than other washing machines used in the past and does not jump around when on the spin setting which is a big plus since our laundry room is a cupboard in the lounge.
Easy to understand dial and settings. I am very pleased with this purchase and would highly recommend Bosch.
Great for it's price
Great little unit. Not too noisy, does the job well. Bought it for around the high 5xx mark and could not be happier. It's great to be able to buy a unit which does what you want it to do, which is wash clothes! Very happy with the purchase, definitely recommend.
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